AnAge entry for Leptailurus serval

Classification (HAGRID: 02572)

Taxonomy
Kingdom: Animalia
    Phylum: Chordata
        Class: Mammalia (Taxon entry)
            Order: Carnivora
                Family: Felidae
                    Genus: Leptailurus
Species
Leptailurus serval
Common name
Serval
Synonyms
Felis serval

Lifespan, ageing, and relevant traits

Maximum longevity
22.4 years (captivity)
Source
ref. 671
Sample size
Large
Data quality
High
Observations

Although it has been estimated that these animals live up to 23 years in the wild [0542], record longevity in captivity is 22.4 years [0671].

Life history traits (averages)

Female sexual maturity
821 days
Male sexual maturity
Gestation
70 days
Weaning
128 days
Litter size
2.5 (viviparous)
Litters per year
2.5
Inter-litter interval
176 days
Weight at birth
263 g
Weight at weaning
Adult weight
13,350 g
Postnatal growth rate
Maximum longevity residual
107%

Metabolism

Typical body temperature
Not yet available
Basal metabolic rate
1.4400 W
Body mass
1012.0 g
Metabolic rate per body mass
0.001423 W/g

References

External Resources

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ITIS 552766
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Taxonomy ID 61405
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